Switch Fortnite Double Helix Bundle bundles launches October 5

Isaac Cain
September 19, 2018

We didn't know how good we had it. The Switch Online service comes with some other benefits to reel people in, although there are some unfortunate setbacks too.

Fortunately, however, Nintendo's new subscription service won't be necessary for titles like Fortnite. Remember, once you update your Switch to version 6.0, which releases with the Nintendo Switch Online service, you won't be able to change it. So a new, $60 digital game would get you 300 points. There will also be access to cloud saves for the first time as well as 20 NES games bundled into the subscription.

With season six on the way, you could use the 1,000 V-Bucks for the season six battle pass or save them up to buy an item you like on the in-game store when it becomes available.

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Plus, the bundle costs $300 in the United States, which is the same amount you'd pay for a Nintendo Switch console on its own. So double check that if you aren't sure about it. We've taken this free feature for granted over the last 18 months or so, so if you enjoy online co-op play and multiplayer games, you'll need to consider a subscription package.

Unlike the dedicated servers for Xbox Live or on Playstation, Nintendo is still using P2P (peer to peer) gaming, which relies on the less-than-reliable internet connections of individual players to host matches online.

After a seven day free trial, you'll have to pay something or other to keep using Nintendo Switch Online. In preparation, Nintendo Switch eShop is scheduled for maintenance starting at 5pm PT and will be unavailable for up to 3 hours.

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